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Le’ts Do it Again!!

August 27, 2009

Have you ever done something Over and Over Again with your child? Kindermusik Fall 2009 group 1 013Maybe a story, a dance, or even their favorite video. As adults its easy to tire of these activities, but your child will never tire because his or her brain is telling them to do it again. In fact the brain is craving this repetition so that it solidifies new neural connections. In our classes we’ve been singing “Wishy, Washy, Wee”, “Hop up, My Baby”, “The Slide Song”, and “If You’re Happy and You Know It” almost every week. Each week we change the activity a little, but doing the same activity tells the brain that these actions are important to remember. The brain then remembers these important actions (jumping, hopping, etc.) and important letter sounds (w, i, e, etc.), and the musical scale or tune of the song. The more you repeat, the more concrete the information will be in your child’s brain. So, do it again, the same way, a different way, any way, and enjoy this special time of wonder and excitement with your child!

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